When Grandpa Ronda was still active in the business he would allow Stephen to accompany him on trips around the town to check on his customers. He demonstrated to Stephen the importance of valuing customers and being genuinely concerned with giving them the best possible service he could. Stephen is now the 4th generation of Ronda’s in the Auto Service industry. He desires to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, who taught him character, integrity, hard work and commitment, both at home and on the job.
Stephen moved to Lynchburg, VA to pursue his degree in business finance at Liberty University where he graduated in the Spring of 2009. Stephen has been in the auto repair industry since 2002. In 2009, he married his wife Sarah of Madison Heights, VA. She taught high school science for several years and now works full time at the shop helping Stephen with his business.
Why “Endurance”? We chose this name for several reasons. Sarah is a marathon runner and loves endurance racing. Steve is always supportive of this either by joining her on foot, on bike or cheering at the finish line. We have a dog named Asics. He is a weimaraner and is also a runner, normally joining Steve and Sarah on all their runs. In 1 Corinthians 9:24 the Bible talks about always running the race to win the prize. We desire to be a step above the rest by putting sincere effort into all that we do. Character, Integrity and being different than the “stereotypical” auto repair facility is very important to us. Finally, it really is important that your car can go the distance that it should be able to go! We plan to help make that happen.
We pray that Endurance Auto will be a blessing to every customer that we serve.
1 Corinthians 9:24 – “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”